Infiniscene Open Beta

Infiniscene Enters Open Beta

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Today, Infiniscene has switched from a closed, invite-only Beta to an Open Beta, allowing anyone interested in checking out the developing streaming software to use it. Infiniscene is a web-based broadcasting program that uses cloud power to encode and broadcast your stream, taking the weight of streaming off your CPU. It is currently free to use […]

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TwitchAlerts Top Donors

TwitchAlerts Adds Top and Banned Donor Lists

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TwitchAlerts enhances stream donor information with the addition of a ‘Top Donors” and a “Banned Donors” tab under the “My Donations” section. The Top Donors area will list the order of donors from most to least in the time frame selected in the top right corner. It’s a great way to keep track of your top contributors […]

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TwitchAlerts Media Sharing

New TwitchAlerts Feature: Media Sharing

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Yesterday, TwitchAlerts released a hotly requested feature called Media Sharing. Now, you can allow your viewers to share music, videos, and images on your Twitch stream through donations. Set a minimum price for it to show up and even a price per second for the alert to keep playing. With this new feature, you’ll be […]

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How to Display Chat on Stream

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Although not too common, especially with the recent addition of chat replay in Twitch VoDs, some streamers like to show their chat on stream. Here, we’ll go over pros and cons of displaying chat on stream and a few easy ways to add your chat to your own stream. Reasons to Show Chat Splash screens Intro scene AFK screen […]

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GameWisp

GameWisp Publishes API

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Yesterday, GameWisp published the API to their platform, allowing developers to integrate GameWisp with other systems such as bots, alert systems, and more. This is great news for streamers using GameWisp, as it’ll expand what the service can do for your channel. The popular subscription tier system geared towards streamers has alert integration with sites like TwitchAlerts and […]

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BraneBot Launches Affiliate System

BraneBot Launches Affiliate System

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In the latest v0.8.6 update, BraneBot prepares to go out of Beta by launching its affiliate system. Streamers can refer their friends to use this bot and earn money if their friends pay for BraneBot’s premium membership. Currently, all of BraneBot’s features are free, but premium membership options will launch when the bot exits Beta […]

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Oddshot

How to Make GIFs of Your Stream

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Last week we wrote an overview on a tool called Oddshot that allows viewers to capture awesome moments from Twitch and Hitbox streams. Oddshot clips are easy to share, making it a handy tool for promoting your stream. Creating GIFs and attaching them to tweets is a small, but fun way to showcase the entertaining moments from your […]

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OBS Browser Source

How to Set Up Browser Source for Streaming

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If you use a donation or subscription alert system like TwitchAlerts, or maybe you are using BraneBot‘s polling system, chances are you’ve been given a long URL that you’re expected to plug in somewhere in order for it to display on your stream. This URL requires using a Browser Source in your broadcasting software. What […]

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Capture Stream Highlights with Oddshot

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Did you just witness a hilarious moment in someone’s stream and want to easily capture it and share it with your friends? Oddshot is a browser plugin that lets you do just that. Available for Chrome and Firefox, the Oddshot plugin allows you to capture the last 40 seconds of a livestream. Oddshot is currently […]

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Discord Ingame Overlay Releases

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Earlier today, Discord pushed out an update that now allows you to access the voice chat of your Discord servers via ingame overlay. Currently 17 games, including Rocket League, World of Warcraft and more, are whitelisted to work with the overlay. The feature is currently only available on Windows Operating Systems. After I enabled the overlay […]

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Ensure Video File Compatibility

How to Ensure the Compatibility of Video Files for OBS Studio (0.13.1)

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A streamer I moderate for ran into some problems with her outro video in OBS Studio version 0.13.1, where the video was just a black screen and wouldn’t actually play. Even playing the video in Windows Media Player resulted in hearing the audio but only seeing a black screen instead of the actual footage. What was even more […]

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TwitchAlerts: An Overview of Current Features

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TwitchAlerts is one of the most popular streaming notification programs for Twitch. It offers customized pop-up alerts for donations, subscribers, followers, and hosts. The great thing about TwitchAlerts is there is no coding knowledge needed: everything is easily customizable with a few clicks. What’s even better? The service, including the donation tracking, is completely free. […]

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Audio Mixing Software for Streamers – Voicemeeter Banana

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What is VoiceMeeter Banana? So, you’re streaming and have some audio needs that aren’t met with Windows’s limited mixing capabilities and are thinking of buying an expensive mixer to configure your audio setup? There is an alternative- a software based mixer from VB-Audio called VoiceMeeter Banana. VoiceMeeter Banana allows you to take input from up to 3 […]

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Show Your Heartrate Guide

How to Show Your Heartrate on Stream

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Do you play scary or intense games and wish you could show your heartrate to your viewers? Well, you can! With this method, you will be able to display your heartrate on your computer and capture the live feed to your stream. Note that this is just one way to do it, if you’ve developed […]

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Game Release Calendar

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::UPDATE:: We now have a combined calendar for PC & Console, as well as separate calendars for PC and Console releases! Keeping on top of the latest releases can be a daunting prospect, there are so many titles all vying for your attention. Planning what to play and when to play them can be one of the […]

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Discord: A Tool for Connecting

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Ever wanted a way for you and your community to interact outside of stream itself? Then Discord is possibly the best solution out there at the moment. Discord is an all-in-one voice and text chat specifically for gamers and it is completely FREE! We are pleased to announce that StreamerSquare now has a Discord! Just […]

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Elgato Delay Fix

The Elgato Capture Card 2 Second Delay: Fixed

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SPECIAL NOTE: The below guide will work with any external capture card that uses USB 2.0 speed, as all of those cards will have some type of delay.  To find out how much delay, see the “How to check if you’re Synced” paragraph. So you’ve hooked up your Elgato capture card perfectly.  You’ve sat down […]

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Elgato Game Capture HD

Elgato Game Capture HD Setup for Consoles in OBS

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You might be wondering, “Since I can stream directly from my current generation console, why do I need an Elgato capture card or to run OBS through my PC?”  Well…StreamerSquare already posted a handy guide for streaming directly from your PS4.  But you may want to boost your streaming experience for your viewers by using […]

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Recommended WordPress Plugins for Streamers

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As a WordPress developer I’m constantly amazed and impressed by not only WordPress itself, but by the amount of plugins. As of this writing, there are over 37,000 and growing literally daily. I’ll start with a few plugins I think every WordPress site should run, and then list one specifically for streamers. This post assumes you […]

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Get Design Work Done for $5 with Fiverr!

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Heya folks! If you’re in-need of any graphics work for your channel, web site, logo design, overlays, etc, check out Fiverr! I’ve personally used this service for about 6 months for multiple projects and have been happy with all of them. It’s a site that you can order “gigs” that start at $5 USD. Yes, […]

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Controlling Chat: The Good, The Bad, and The Moobot

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“I don’t get it…Why would anyone watch someone play video games?”  Every time I tell someone that I stream video games, that is always the first question out of their mouth.  And if they’re not fans of video games or the Internet, the conversation is usually a lost cause.  But the question still remains: Why […]

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OBS Encoding Problems

How to Fix Encoding Problems with OBS

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It happens to the best of us. You’ll be streaming, everything will be going fine. Then, a little red message pops in the bottom of your OBS screen, reading encoding problems. Your stream starts to lag and your quality is hurt. Don’t worry. You’re beautiful gaming PC isn’t to blame. OBS uses the best video […]

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Streamer’s Must-Have Checklist

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So, you love Twitch. You watch it so much that you are thinking about cancelling your cable bill for faster internet. That’s wonderful! Welcome to the club! What’s that? You would like to stream like your favorite streamer? That’s even better! Welcome to the community! Before you get started though, how about we write a […]

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How to set up StreamTip Donation Tracker

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StreamTip.com is a useful way to track your donations during your Twitch stream, here’s a setup guide for how to get it running! 1. Login to StreamTip with your Twitch login. 2. If it’s your first time, you will go through a tour of the site. 3. Downloads -> Download StreamTip Alerter 4. Run the […]

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